This is a video from WordPress explaining about static pages, although it should be titled “Creating a Static Front Page for Your Not-A-Blog.” (also see this page about hiding any duplicate “home” menu links, which the video doesn’t mention):

These two tutorials on WordPress static pages are by Mark McLaren, who shares them through YouTube. With YouTube and WordPress, embedding shared videos in your page is as simple as typing the video address:

More from Mark McLaren: Fine-tuning menus: